Weekly Roundup | June 02, 2017

As we enter what is historically peak multifamily leasing season, this week’s roundup of top apartment reads will get you prepped on how to make the most of the busy time. While potential residents are out hitting the ground searching for their next home, apartment investors searching for their next opportunity can take a look [...]

By |2017-06-19T14:36:38+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|

Weekly Roundup | May 12, 2017

From automating property management to facilitating civil engagement between residents, this week’s list of top multifamily reads has some actionable ways to increase resident retentions. We’ll also take a look at the Top 10 metro markets for rent growth — with some familiar faces from the West Coast nabbing some top spots. Job growth certainly [...]

By |2017-06-19T14:36:38+00:00May 12th, 2017|Blog, NYC|

Weekly Roundup | May 5, 2017

It’s all about changing market conditions in this week’s collection of the top multifamily reads. With 1Q commercial/multifamily borrowing up from a year ago, investors are still actively searching for upside potential in commercial real estate. Much of this is driven by where young renters are choosing to lives, so an examination of the top [...]

By |2017-06-19T14:36:39+00:00May 5th, 2017|Blog|

How Big is the Rent Affordability Problem?

Rents in the United States have been rising faster than incomes for several years, demanding a larger share of household budgets. In fact, nearly one-third of American renter households contribute 50 percent or more of income towards rent. Are Small Asset Rentals Less ‘Severe’ on Renter Budgets? Following the definition used by the Harvard Joint Center [...]

By |2017-06-19T14:36:39+00:00March 15th, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|

How Does Education Attainment Impact Where People Rent?

Education is arguably the strongest predictor of present and future levels of American workers’ income. As a result, there is a correlation between education attainment and the size of a building a renter is likely to call home.  It should come as no surprise that individuals with advanced degrees are typically employed in better paying [...]

By |2017-06-19T14:36:40+00:00February 10th, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|

Rent Concessions: What Multifamily Investors Need to Know

Rent concessions are making a comeback in some of the nation’s top apartment markets as new multifamily developments enter their lease-up phase. In slower markets, concessions are part of everyday life for property managers. This data-driven article explores the types of rent concessions, the pros and cons of the discounts, the relationship between concessions and other market fundamentals, [...]

By |2017-06-19T14:36:41+00:00January 24th, 2017|Real Estate|

Top 25 Markets for Apartment Rent Growth

Every year I like to see what markets in the nation took the top spot with annual rent growth. While Portland took the top spot with annual rent growth of 12% in 2015, seven of the top 25 MSAs for apartment rent growth were in California. By taking a look at this article, you can see that there was [...]

By |2017-06-19T14:36:43+00:00May 2nd, 2016|Blog, Real Estate|

How Many Renters Live in Small Apartments?

In today’s society, Millennials outnumber Baby Boomers living in the United States. As a result, we have seen a shift in rental apartment trends, with more Americans now living in smaller apartment buildings (by unit size) than larger ones. As it turns out, the share of renters living in small properties has increased slightly since the beginning of [...]

By |2017-06-19T14:36:43+00:00April 29th, 2016|Blog, NYC, Real Estate|